- In fact, the pursuing vessel had almost overtaken them when, fortunately, night came on, and enabled them to double the Cape of Corsica, and so elude all further pursuit.
- "Has he eaten anything lately?" asked Madame de Villefort, eluding her husband’s question.
- Oh, no, sir, it was expressly forbidden; but they eluded the vigilance of the guards, and made a passage from one dungeon to the other.
- Danglars resembled a timid animal excited in the chase; first it flies, then despairs, and at last, by the very force of desperation, sometimes succeeds in eluding its pursuers.
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as in: he eluded the police
to avoid, or get away from, or remain out of reach -- as in:
as in: your point eludes me
- "She eluded the police."
- She eluded danger and finally arrived safely at home.
- Success has eluded me so far.
- She always messes up, but some how eludes taking responsibility
to escape understanding (not understood)